Sanaa - A very unique female name

  Jun 18,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sanaa, meaning work of art; shining light, appeared on the charts for the first time in 2000 on position #4013. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sanaa and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sanaa? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Sanaa. The baby girl name Sanaa was given to 197 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1013 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 7,174 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sanaa peaked in popularity 12 years ago in 2006 on position 600.

Famous with this name

Sanaa Lathan
Sanaa Bourrasse
Sanaa Hamri

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Sanaa is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sanaa is currently topping the baby name charts in Maryland at position #441 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,718.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Sanaa is where you live.

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Sanaa origin and meaning

Sanaa is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means work of art; shining light. To see famous people named Sanaa, pop culture references for the name Sanaa and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sanaa

We've found the following names that sound similar to Sanaa, sorted by popularity.

Susan / Shannon / Suzanne / Sonya / Sonia / Shawna / Shawn / Shana / Shanna / Shauna /

Name statistics

Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)

Chart position per state (visualized)

Chart position per year (table view)

Year Rank

Chart position per state (table view)

State Rank
New York592
New Jersey623
North Carolina660

Even more about Sanaa

These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Sanaa a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sanaa?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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Name Sanaa
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 7,174
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 2000
2012 births +197

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